January 8, 2018
Narrow footbridges, icy ridges, ladders, stairs, and 2000 feet of elevation gain!
November 15, 2017
The upper level of the trail has a series overlooks with amazing views of the bright blue rapids and whirlpools of the Niagara River.
October 11, 2017
Strong currents rushing against our legs. Stones of all shapes and sizes underfoot. Red rock cliffs as high as 2000 feet twisting, turning, towering above. Not a single soul out ahead of us. The whole canyon to ourselves. The whole wild world ours.
October 10, 2017
We passed the time and miles talking, laughing, making plans. It was one of those perfect days right up until it wasn't.
October 9, 2017
Sheer drop-offs, amazing views, a tarantula and two owls.
It’s honestly hard to pick a favorite Lake MetroParks park, but Penitentiary Glen Reservation is definitely in the top 3!
October 8, 2017
This 1.6 mile hike (roundtrip) was recommended as a good place to watch the sunset.
This is where the hike went from wonderful to wtf. It only made sense that after so much downhill hiking we would eventually have to climb. And climb. And climb some more.
There are sections of this trail that remind us of the Allegheny National Forest, and others of the Appalachian Trail.
October 7, 2017
Stony Man Summit is a short, 1.6 mile roundtrip hike to the second highest peak in the park.
It's a short climb and a beautiful trail that has beautiful views of the mountains and valley.